Monday, October 29, 2012

Power outages expected....Again :)

Hi Everyone!

I know I haven't been updating much, I was planning to do some really easy tutorials very soon :)
 Capes, Shawls, wired flowers, Scrap wreaths - all No sew and really easy.
Isn't it amazing how fast the time goes?
I hope you are all finding a little time for yourselves
A man walks the beach as waves from the Atlantic Ocean crash into the pier in Ocean City, Maryland October 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

                              East Coast shuts down as superstorm nears

I just wanted to let everyone know we are preparing for a bad storm.
 Considering we live in upstate NY and mom's house loses power every time someone hiccups nears the power lines -  
We will most likely NOT have Phone Service or internet. Please be patient in trying to contact us.

On a good note it means mom can get some hooking done and I too can get some crafting done YAY !

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate myself on not succumbing to temptation... Because it is that time of year again. If you buy one you will buy more, Just say no. 
-inner monologue -
Legging are back in style ( you want to wear leggings with sweaters ), Oh Cross that out, Leggings stretch, bad reward example......
I haven't been an angel because I am ADDICTED to these ...
So good with Hot Chocolate :)
and the crunching drowns out the sounds of T.V 's , kids not going to bed and dogs not laying down for the evening.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Save The Date OCT. 20th and 21st

Save The Date  OCT. 20th and 21st 

 New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Saturday: October 20, 2012
Hours:  9 AM to 5 PM

Sheeping Herding Dog Demonstrations
Llama & Alpaca Farm DisplaysBuilding 27
Sheep Breed DisplaysBuilding 28
 Book SigningBuilding B
Children’s ActivitiesBuilding E Overhang
 Workshops - On Site Registration AvailableBuilding D
Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods, Harvest Kitchen Demos (11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, & 3:30pm Sat. & Sun.)Building E
Pendulum Wheel Presentation 9 AM - 5 PMBuilding E
Two by Two Petting ZooArea 13
Photo Contest - Photos DisplayedBuilding E
Vendors Open - All vendor locations 
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hourArea 38 B
9 AM - 4 PMFleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, MohairBuilding B
 9AM - 4PM Workshops Building D
9:00 AM - 11:00 AMPeacock Loom DemonstrationBuilding E
9:00 AM -11:00 AMLocker Hooking DemonstrationBuilding E
9 AM -2 PMSpit-Roasted Lamb CookingHorticulture Crossroads
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMPendulum Wheel PresentationBuilding E
10 AM – 1 PM  Make It With Wool Judging             Building E
    Fashion Show follows Judging Building E
10 AM  Bred Ewe Auction Building 34
10 AMWhat makes a cashmere goat Cashmere?  presented by Hermit Pond FarmBarn 27
10:30 AM Sheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
10:30 AMAngora Goat ShowBuilding 38 
 11 AMCooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo Kitchen  "Sheep's Milk Cheeses of the World, 1" Debbie Decker, Adams Fairacre FarmBuilding E
11 AMLlama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!   presented by Windy Ridge FarmBarn 27
11 AM – 11:30 AM “Mad Science”                    Building E Overhang
11:30 AM - 1:30 PMCircular Sock Machine DemonstrationBuilding E
11:30 AM - 1:30 PMNeedle Felting DemonstrationBuilding E
 11:45 - 12:15 PM "Ed the Wizard" Building E Overhang
Noon  Frogs Bugs & Animal Show  Building E Overhang
NoonAlpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!   presented by Burgis Brook AlpacasBarn 27
 12:30 PM   Canine Frisbee Demonstrations  Area 3
12:30 PMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
12:30Cooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo Kitchen Laura Pensiero, owner, Gigi Hudson Valley; author, Hudson Valley Mediterranean Building E
1 PMCritter to Creation  presented by Empire Alpaca AssociationBarn 27
1:30 PM Make It With Wool Fashion Show Building E
1:30 PM   Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 3
1:30 Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building E Overhang
1:30 PMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
2 PM – 2:45 PM “Mad Science” Building E Overhang
2 PMWhite & Natural Wool Sheep Show 
2:30 PM   Drop Spindle Spinning Contest Building E
2 PM Cooking Demo & Seminar in harvest Demo Kitchen Norma Chang, author, Wokking Your Way to Low-Fat CookingBuilding E
2 PMLlama Parade  presented by Barn 27 Walking around the FairgroundsBarn 27
3:00 PMWheel Spinning ContestBuilding E
3:30 PMChop Stick Knitting Contest Building E
3 PMCookie Cutter Needle Felting  presented by Wunsapana FarmBarn 27
3:30 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 3
3:30 PMCooking Demo & Seminar in harvest Demo Kitchen  Charles Derbyshire, Old Mill Wines and SpiritsBuilding E
3:30 PMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
 3:45 - 4:15 PM"Ed the Wizard" Building E Overhang
 4PM Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building E Overhang
4 PMWalk a Camelid  presented by Spitter's ClubBarn 27

Sunday: October 21, 2012
Hours:  10 AM – 5 PM


Sheep Herding Dog  Demonstrations 
Vendors Open 10 am - 5pm 
Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays      Building 27
Sheep Breed Displays        Building 28
 Book SigningBuilding B
Children’s Activities        Building E Overhang
Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods, Harvest Kitchen Demos (11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, & 3:30pm)Building E
Pendulum Wheel Presentation 10 AM - 5 PMBuilding E
Two by Two Petting Zoo       Area 13
 Fleece Sale - Wool, Mohair, AlpacaBuiding B
Sheep showsBuilding 37
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hourArea 38 B


9 AM  ongoing White and Natural Colored Wool Sheep Show       Building 37
10 AM - 3 PM     Fleece Sale Building B
10 AM – 1 PM     Fleece to Shawl Competition  Building E
10 AMWhat is a Pygora Goat10 AM
10 AM - 5 PMPendulum Wheel PresentationBuilding E
10:30Canine Fisbee DemosArea 7
10:30 AMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
11 AM   Llama Parade presented by Barn 27  Walking around the fairgroundsBarn 27
11:00 AM   “Leapin’ Llama Contest” Building 34
11:00 AMCooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo Kitchen Jennifer Brizzi, local food columnistBuilding E
11:15 AMLeaping Llama Contest presented by Barn 27Barn 34
11 AM – 11:30 AM       “Mad Science”Building E Overhang
11:45 - 12:15 PM         "Ed the Wizard"Building E Overhang
NoonPunkin ChuckinArea 3
Noon - 12:30 PMFrogs , Bugs & Animal Show   Building E Overhang
12:30 PMCooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo 
Norma Chang, author, My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes
Building E
1 PMNeedle Felting presented by Peaceful View AlpacasBarn 27
1:30 PMCanine Frisbee DemonstrationsArea 7
1:30 PMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
1:30 - 2:00 PMFrogs, Bugs & Animal ShowBuilding E Overhang
2 PM – 2:45 PM“Mad Science”Building E Overhang
2 PMCooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo
"Sheep's Milk Cheeses of the World, 2" Debbie Decker, Adams Fairacre Farms
Building E
2 PMSpitter's Club 4-H Obstacle DemonstrationBarn 34
2 PM - 3 PMCharkha DemonstrationBuilding E
2 PM - 4 PMFiber Art Demonstration To be AnnouncedBuilding E
2:30 PMLlama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!) presented by Barn 27Barn 27
3 PM   Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 7
3 PMBeginning Spinning for Kids presented by AlpacatraxBarn 27
3 PMSheep Dog Herding Demonstrations 
3:30 PMCooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo
Charles Derbyshire, Old Mill Wines and Spirits
Building E
3:45 - 4:15 PM"Ed the Wizard" Building E Overhang
 4 PM Frogs, Bugs & Animal ShowBuilding E Overhang

Building A    Vendors
Building B    Vendors
                       Fleece Sale
                       Book Signing by Authors 
Building C    NEW - Vendors
Building D    Workshops
Building E     ATM Machine
                       Specialty Foods
                       Wineries & Wine Tasting
                       Fiber Arts Demonstrations  Saturday 9am - 1:30 pm - 

                              see daily schedule for specifics
                       Fiber Arts Demonstrations Sunday 2 pm - 4 pm 

                              see daily schedule for specifics
                       Pendulum Wheel Presentation Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
                       Pendulum Wheel Presentation Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

                       Drop Spindle Spinning Contest 2:30 pm
                       Wheel Spinning Contest 3:00 pm
                       Chopstick Knitting Contest 3:30 pm
Make It With Wool Competition (Saturday)
                          Fleece to Shawl Competition (Sunday)
Location F   Overhang - Children's Activities

Building 21   Vendors
Building 22   Vendors (2 Floors)
Building 24   4H Clubs – Food & Refreshments
Building 26   Vendors
Building 27   Llamas and Alpacas
Building 28   Sheep Breed Displays
Building 29   Vendors
Building 30   Vendors
Building 31   Vendors
Building 33   Festival Office
Building 34   Bred Ewe Auction Saturday
Building 35   Vendors
Building 36   Vendors
Building 37   Sheep Penning and Sheep Shows
Building 38   Goat Penning and Goat Shows
Building 39   Vendors
Building 41   Workshops

Tents 23       Food Vendors
Tents 27A    Vendors

Area 3       Punkin Chuckin (Sunday)
Area 7       Sheep Dog Demos
                    Canine Frisbee Demonstrations 



New ! Tiered Pricing

Online only

New way to save without having to Bundle your wool. Final cost shown at checkout.

Purchase  3 - 5 1/2  yards Worth of wool and you automatically receive 5% off your order.
Purchases of  6 - 9 1/2  yards of wool Receive 8% off your total order
Purchases of 10 yards - 19 1/2 yards receive 10% off your total order
20 or more yards receive 15% off your total order

New wools are up on the website !